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Telecommunications: Watford

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 96890, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representation there is on the Telecoms Diversification Taskforce of (a) UK telecom system developers and (b) organisations that are based north of Watford.

Answered on

9 October 2020

The membership of the Diversification Taskforce has been centered around ensuring we have the right mix of expertise to provide pertinent advice, direction and scrutiny to inform the development of our diversification strategy. All the members have extensive experience in the telecoms industry and academia, and can leverage a vast professional network from across the UK in order to provide their advice. In selecting the membership for the Taskforce, we have prioritised the depth of cyber security expertise individuals can bring to bear, rather than discriminating on the basis of their geographic location

The Taskforce is just one medium through which the Government is seeking advice on its diversification strategy. We have regularly engaged with interested industry parties, both domestic and international, regarding diversification, and will continue to do so.

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